About the Programme
CC Summer School is back!
Join us for a transformative two-week workshop experience and you’ll learn:
- Hands-on sustainable construction skills
- Designing a project with a social purpose
- Participatory design methods and application
- Sustainability practices and philosophy integrated into the core of the program
How will you learn?
Theoretical input for the summer school comes in two forms – on-site instructions and remote online learning. To kick off the program a day of co-design with the community and participants will set the direction of interventions. This will be followed by discussions, debates and workshops on selected afternoons.
You will work hands-on with the following methods:
- Co-design with participants and the community the arrangement and function of structures
- Process wood from trunk to board, learning how to minimize wastage with non parallel cuts
- Construct tyre foundations – made with recycled tyres – that will last forever
- On-site carpentry for timber structures using both power tools and hand tools
- Natural methods of wood protection
- Tool and site safety – How to operate power tools in the correct way that is safe for you and the people around you
Additionally, each participant will receive a voucher for one interactive online course, hosted on our platform, Criti.co. We recommend ‘Insurgent Urbanism: From Activism to Public Policies’ or ‘Ethnography for Local Engagement’.
The Critical Concrete Summer School will be held in Fão, to the north of Porto, Portugal.
The practical result of the project is the rejuvenation of public space by implementing sustainable outdoor furniture that is suited for the local context.
The workshop is open to students, graduates and young professionals. Whilst participants might study or work in Architecture, Design, Landscape, Planning and Engineering we are open to all backgrounds. Students from abroad are welcome, the official language of the activities English.
Good motivation and interest in sustainable architecture and construction
Since 2015, Critical Concrete researches on urban, sustainable architectural and design strategies and refurbishes socially relevant places through its theoretical and practical educational programme.